This video shows every one of the G scale Thomas & Friends locomotives running on a layout through my house, in the form of a children’s story. The story involves Thomas, Winston, Toby, James, Percy, Emily, and a pair of foster puppies from our local animal shelter. Thomas saves the day when the puppies run out of food. Also, Emily and Toby have a collision at a dangerous crossing where the tracks circle around and cross over themselves. The adorable young puppies are seen in numerous quick scenes throughout the video. Another highlight is “Joke Time” where I tell some Dad jokes about trains, which are met with groans and eye-rolling from my wife. A rare cameo from Mrs. Zim… who doesn’t like to appear in my videos very often!
With the addition of Winston and Toby, my collection of the G scale Thomas & Friends locomotives is now complete… I have them all! Thanks to my friends at Trainworld.com and Bachmann for sending these to me.
This train layout is actually two layouts in one. There is one set of tracks with a DCC power supply and control system, and another with a conventional analog train control system that is used to run the locomotives that aren’t equipped with DCC.
In the trainyard in a spare bedroom of our house you can also see a few of the other locomotives in my collection. Besides the Bachmann-brand Thomas and Friends trains, I also have model trains from LGB, MTH, and Piko… although they are not featured in this particular video. Check out some of the other model train videos on my channel to see all the other trains in my collection.
This video was shot with a GoPro Hero 7 Black mounted on a gimbal. A Canon EOS 80D was also used on a few shots.